January 16, 2010

Inspired by... Cathy A.!!!

Hi and welcome to another week of "Inspired by...". The featured stamper this week is the oh-so-amazing Cathy A. (Newkidfish on flickr). I love her sense of style and she always creates such PRETTY cards! You need to check out her blog and photostream, if you haven't already!

Here is Cathy's first card which inspired me:


Isn't it beautiful?! I love the background Cathy created! This beauty reminds me of a page from an old book or an old letter. The foliage on the left adds the perfect natural feeling! Finally, I just love the little bow and embellishment in the corner. It's so feminine and dainty. This card is just perfect!

Here is my take:


Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your comments! I just know you will love Cathy's cards this week!

Supplies---Stamps: Sentiment (Hero Arts CL156), Grass and Flower (Stampin' Up Inspired by Nature Set), Flourish (Hero Arts CG119), Postmark (Stampabilities); Ink: Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Other: Post Card (Michelle Underwood Digital Kit), Misc. Cardstock and Thread, Distress Stickles (Ranger)

24 comments :

Lee Anne said...

Hi Jill!
This looks beautiful, as always! Hope your students are treating you right!

Lee Anne

Susan McRae said...

I love the soft dreamy feel to both cards! So pretty!

Linda aka Oz said...

Oh I love your Post card take. Another wonderful week ahead. Oz

Virginia L. said...

Love your take on Cathy's card! So much to meet the eyes! What a fantastic idea to use postcard as the card base!! I must try that! Thanks also for the sweet comments on my Beat the Winter Blah challenge. Hope you get to play :)

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jill, what a wonderful card no wonder it caught your eye! I love your 'inspired by' card - it's wonderful! I love how you manage to just take the essence of a card and then create something new and wonderful! You are so taelnted, Jo x

Lin said...

Great choice for this week, Jill! Cathy has the most unique cards and I look forward to seeing what you've chosen to emulate! You're off to a good start!!

Tiffany said...

WOW! I so love that Grass and Flower nature set, wow, beautiful design and it looks really elegant against the postcard look!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is stunning and so different, love your take on Cathys card.

Nancy said...

Such lovely romantic style you've highlighted today...really beautiful cards. So happy to see Cathy as your inspiration!

judkajudi said...

How exciting! A whole week with two of my favorite stampers! What a great start with these two beauties!!

Sonia said...

Just lovely!
Love the stamps, the colors, the subtle beauty, the message...the whole vibe.
Just a great job.
You had some real terrific inspiration too.

Jacqueline said...

Love the vintage feel here! Gorgeous work, just love the Postcard as your base and the flowers.
Cathy's card is just beautiful too, loved it as soon as I saw it!

Suzanne C said...

I am a big fan of Cathy's work and so glad you highlighted her this week! WOW is all I can say for both cards. Love the inspiration and love that you created a postcard effect with your take on the inspiration. Gorgeous!

Nancy said...

I love Cathy's work! Good choice for inspiration! Your postcard background is the best! So creative!

Clare said...

Both projects are absolutely STUNNING!

Clare said...

Both projects are absolutely STUNNING!

rachel said...

you have lovely blog!!! and you have amazing!!!:)
greetings from Poland!!!!!!:)
rachel

Be(e) said...

This card looks fantastic! I really love the colors on the flowers!

Arlene said...

A big WOW for both cards - so lovely and inspiring.

Yvette K said...

Wow these are both beautiful cards!

donna mikasa said...

Love the postcard base! Just a fabulous take on Cathy's card....

Heather Maria said...

Jill, delighted you are featuring Cathy on your blog this week - love her work!Her card is stunning and I love your card inspired by it. Love the beautiful layers of stamping and gorgeous colours. Looking forward to your week ahead with Cathy!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is amazing, love it so much!

Diana said...

What a fun post card!